Congratulations to Emma Beecken ’16, history, elementary education, and social studies education triple major, nationally recognized speaker, and, most recently, winner of the 2016 Bethel University Library Research Prize for her Senior Seminar paper, “Hannah More’s Moral Imagination: Fiction that Reformed a Nation.” In addition to being the best-selling author of the Georgian era, Hannah … Continue reading History Major Emma Beecken Wins 2016 Library Research Prize!
Amanda Soderlund ’17 is an international relations major. She recently accompanied a group of Bethel University students and faculty on the Sankofa trip, and has graciously agreed to write about her experiences. Over spring break, a group of 29 Bethel students and faculty participated in an intensive learning experience about the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples. … Continue reading Sankofa: The Past is Alive Within Us
As many of us already know, quite a few history majors end up working in education (about 25% in elementary or secondary education and 13% in higher education.) However, that doesn't just mean teaching: several of our history alumni are currently serving as school administrators. Today, Dave Lutz '07 and Bart Becker '01 tell us about … Continue reading From AC 2nd to… The Principal’s Office
One of the most surprising results of our last alumni survey is that 5% of our graduates work in health care. Education, business, law, government, sure... but health care? How does one convert a History B.A. into, say, a DDS? We asked Dr. Heidi (Hultstrand) Pound '04, who worked at a low-income public health clinic and now a private dental practice after completing her … Continue reading From AC 2nd to… The Dentist’s Office
As college students, it is often easy to get lost in the difficulties of our own lives: dealing with exams, assignments, and student employment is enough to distract us from life outside of Bethel. We often forget that Bethel's mission, vision, and values call us to seek out the truth, follow the teachings and example … Continue reading Introducing the Bethel 434 Campaign
Danny Jaderholm is a junior from Chicago with a History and Social Studies Education Grades 5-12 double-major. He is also a forward for the Bethel Men's Soccer Team. Last year, Danny's hair was featured in the Royal Report, but, tragically, he has since made the decision to cut it off. When and how did you make the … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Danny Jaderholm ’17
Connor Larson is a junior-level transfer student, majoring in History and minoring in Asian Studies. He also plans on spending the coming spring semester in China through the Best Semester program. When he isn't drowning in the sea of reading that is the study of history, he enjoys biking in our lovely Midwestern climate, making … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Connor Larson ’17
Throughout the semester, I will be interviewing a variety of history students, alumni, and professors, with the goal of answering the question: what can be done with a history major? To begin, we will be looking into some insights provided by Emma Beecken '16, who has majors in both the History and Education departments. This … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Emma Beecken ’16